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Charter petition gets thumbs up in state report

Original post made on Jan 29, 2009

It's been a while since backers of Everest Charter High School had something to smile about, but with their twice-rejected petition now in the hands of the state Board of Education for one last try at a charter, a Jan. 21 staff report ahead of a February public hearing in Sacramento gave grounds for optimism.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, January 28, 2009, 12:00 AM

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Posted by Sam Jane
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Jan 29, 2009 at 8:26 am

It is nice to read this news.
Last night, SUHSD voted to offer Everest four portable classrooms on an empty lot in East Palo Alto. Web Link As noted above, SUHSD used "the school's attraction to white students who might otherwise attend undersubscribed charters in East Palo Alto" as one of the reasons to reject the charter. If SUHSD is actually concerned about this, why would they offer Everest facilities in Easy Palo Alto? Charter schools are part of the wide array of programs offered to the SUHSD students. It seems like the district pitting the charter schools against each other.

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Posted by WyldKat
a resident of Woodside High School
on Jan 29, 2009 at 3:57 pm

The success of the charter high schools just makes the failures of in the rest of the district more embarassing.
If only SUHSD would use it as a learning opportunity and try to do better by their students, instead of trying to squash Everest, our educational system would be a much better place!

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